WHAT: Chakana Bonarda (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHY: If you're no longer wowing friends with the novelty and value of Argentinian Malbecs, maybe it's time to move to Bonarda. With lots of smoky mocha, dark berry and cola qualities, this is a sultry package that would happily warm up a winter barbecue. Lots of wine for the price.
PRICE: 750 ml/$13.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets as of January 17 (product #3525)